Tom Cruise: “I’ll Never Forget The Moment I Became A Dad”

Tom Cruise: "I'll Never Forget The Moment I Became A Dad"

Tom Cruise flashes his famous smile on Esquire‘s June/July ‘How To Be A Man’ issue. The 47-year-old father of three opens up about coming to terms with his absentee father, the moment he became a father, and his sweet daughter Suri.

On his father: “I remember looking at my dad and wanting to understand him. I didn’t want to just write the guy off. He was lost. He was overwhelmed by life … My mother basically did all the work, and then they got separated and I didn’t see him for a long time. He didn’t try to help the family financially or spiritually, and I lived with the effects of the chaos.”

On becoming a father: “I’ll never forget the moment I became a dad. But it’s hard to describe — that level of responsibility, the desire to give such joy. The clarity: Nothing is more important than this. I remember that first night, just staring at Bella. I was checking her every second, just looking at her, feeling that immediate bond. I was probably looking at her so much that I was keeping her up.

On Suri: “It’s come full circle. Now I’ll put Suri on a swing and tell her stories when I’m working on a script. I’ll start with the beginning of the movie and take her through the story beat by beat. Of course, I make it age-appropriate. She’s four years old. But she asks all the right questions: Why does that happen? Those are the bad guys? You’re the good guy, right?”

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  1. Anonymous

    Just find it odd; he didn’t feel that he was a Dad or had a moment when he adopted his 1st two children?

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  2. Anonymous

    Did you read the interview? He says “I remember that first night, just staring at BELLA”, which means he was talking about becoming a father to his oldest daughter. 2

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  3. violet

    Just find it odd;he didn’t feel that he was a Dad or had a moment when he adopted his 1st two children? I find it odd that you cant read.

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  4. Anonymous

    Sweet comment by Tom. He seems like a wonderful father!!

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  5. Cabos

    So nice of him that he credited Bella as his first time as a dad and not Suri.

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  6. Sophia

    This interview is really sweet. Even if Tom has been known to be a little nutty, I think it’s clear that he takes his role as a father to his three beautiful children very seriously, and loves them all dearly. The way he described his first night with Bella is beautiful :)

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